Karina González was trained at the Gustavo Franklin Ballet School in Caracas, Venezuela and has danced professionally with Ballet National of Caracas and Tulsa Ballet, where she reached the rank of principal in 2007.
Ms. Gonzalez joined Houston Ballet as a soloist in 2010, and was promoted to principal dancer in 2013 following her performance as Nikiya in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere. She has danced principal roles by the world's foremost choreographers, including Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Dracula, Romeo and Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty.
She has won many awards during numerous competitions, a silver medal winner of the New York International Ballet Competition in 2007.
Karina has been a guest artist at many international events, such as, the Gala International Colombia (2006) and the New York International Ballet Competition's Gala (2009). Ms. González has also guested with Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon in Argentina, performing the role of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. In 2011, she participated in the Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee in New York City, New York and The Festival de Danza Cordoba in Mexico. In the summer of 2012,
Ms. González performed in the International Ballet Gala in Malaysia and was invited as a guest artist with Michele Wiles and Charles Askegard's up and coming company Ballet Next at the Joyce Theater in NYC.
Ms. González has been featured on the cover of Pointe Magazine's February/March 2008 issue, Dance Magazine's November 2011 edition and A+C Houston Magazine’s November 2011 edition.
PRINCIPAL DANCER KARINA GONZÁLEZ HOLDS COURT AS THE
PERFECT PRIMA, EXECUTING THE STEPS WITH EXACTNESS AND